Multicultural Day

Register as presenter/performer
Register as a vendor
Visiting Moorpark College
Event Program/Schedule
Event Merchandise
Scholarship Opportunities

Moorpark College 30th Annual Multicultural Day, Seeing Clearly 2020. Tuesday, April 14, 2020.THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED, DUE TO COVID-19.

Celebrate 30 years of growth as a college and an inclusive community at the annual Multicultural Day, which will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Our theme is Seeing Clearly: 2020.

The annual alternative day of instruction features insightful lectures, breathtaking performances, amazing exhibits, thought-provoking presentations, exciting demonstrations, energetic panel discussions, experiential exercises, innovative storytelling, inspiring music, rhythmic dance, dramatic theater, and hands-on activities. All of this is coupled with informational, educational, and merchant booths from local and international organizations, and appetizing food offerings.

Multicultural Day is organized as an alternative teaching day. Some faculty may allow students to attend several of the events in lieu of attending their regular classes. Classes are not canceled, however, and some regular class meetings must be held due to academic program requirements. Local K-12 schools, as well as nearby colleges, are invited to bring their students to see and hear music, dance, drama and lectures. Admission to Multicultural Day is free, and all events are open to the public.

Register as a Multicultural Day Presenter or Performer

To submit your presentation or performance proposal, click on this link: Form for Presenters & Performers for Multicultural Day 2020. Submit a form today to share your perspective on one of the following topic tracks:

Seeing eternity: Visions of Faith Seeing the future: Science and Technology
Seeing the community: Politics of the Future Seeing expressions of humanity: Art and Culture
Seeing many shades: Race and Ethnicity Seeing our multiple identities: Gender and Sexuality
Seeing our strengths through the lens of Disability Justice Seeing the world: International Perspectives


Visiting Moorpark College

A group of musicians sing while playing the guitar at the 2011 Multicultural Day event.Multicultural Day takes place in a variety of classroom, lecture, stage, and outdoor settings across campus. Please see the "Program" section of this page for room or venue assignments for specific presenters or performers.

Moorpark College is located at 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark, CA, just off the 118 Ronald Reagan Freeway. Visit the Moorpark College website's Directions, Maps and Transportation page for more details on how to navigate to the campus.

Please note that parking passes are required in all of campus's parking lots. Visitor parking passes cost $2/day and can be purchased at any of the parking permit kiosks throughout campus via cash, credit, or debit card.


Information about Multicultural Day 2020 merchandise forthcoming. Please contact Tamarra Coleman at with immediate questions.


Information about Multicultural Day 2020 Program and Schedule of Events forthcoming. Please check back in April 2020.

Scholarship Opportunities

Current Moorpark College students are encouraged to apply to the following Multicultural Day-related scholarship opportunities.

The Ranford Hopkins and Cynthia Barnett Multicultural Day Scholarship ($500): 

This scholarship seeks to recognize a student who has engaged in multicultural or diversity-related activities or endeavors within the last two years. To apply, students must:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Continuing at MC or transferring to a 4-year college/university fall 2020
  • Additional essay required on "your involvement in multicultural or diversity related activities or endeavors within the last two years."
  • Two letters of recommendation required

Honors Program Academic Poster Scholarship Competition (3 awards from $100—$250):

Students are encouraged to create a 4' x 8' poster highlighting a topic they have researched to share the results with the community. To apply, students must:

  • Create a 4’ x 8’ poster around a research topic that you choose to pursue
  • Must be currently enrolled at Moorpark College
  • Sponsored by MC Honors Program and Multicultural Day Planning Committee, but need not be in an Honors course or member of the Honors Program to participate
  • See scholarship flyer for more information

To apply:

Students can apply for either of the aforementioned scholarships by visiting the Moorpark College Scholarship Application Website and logging in with their school ID. Deadline for all Scholarships: March 6, 2020.

Bagpipers perform at 2013 Moorpark College Multicultural Day event. Students visit vendor booths to buy decorate blankets and jewelry at the 2013 Moorpark College Multicultural Day event. A vendor paints henna on a student's arm as part of the 2013 Moorpark College Multicultural Day event.